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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 07/2011

Hugo Chavez: Under the Sign of Cancer

| Posted 07.05.2011 | World

Right now, in Venezuela, the political chess game is underway, even to the point of analyzing options for succession. In Havana's Plaza of the Revolution the deliberations are also intense.

Congressional Amendment Threatens Cuban Families

| Posted 07.13.2011 | Impact

Right now, thousands of teenagers, the self-employed, seniors, students and babies depend on the uninterrupted growth in the flow between the families in exile and those on the island.

Cuban Icarus Dies in Desperate Escape Attempt

| Posted 07.17.2011 | World

Adonis could not wait. If he had stayed in his country he would be alive, thinking of a better way to escape from here.

Cuban Archbishop Meurice Stood Up to Power

| Posted 07.22.2011 | World

In memoriam for Pedro Meurice Estiú, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Cuba They called Archbishop Pedro Meurice Estiu "the lion of the East" for h...

Cuba: Raising the Legal Age From 16 to 18

| Posted 07.24.2011 | World

Several weeks ago, the United Nations asked the Cuban authorities to raise the age of majority to 18 years. But there is little hope that such a demand will become fact.

Unmemorable Words on Cuba's Revolution Day

| Posted 07.27.2011 | World

In a moment that must have been the end, Raul Castro left without having directed a single word to the crowd. He rose from his chair and walked away, followed closely by a loyal bodyguard.

Five Years Ago Raul Castro "Inherited" a Nation and Its People; What Has He Done With It?

| Posted 07.31.2011 | World

Raul Castro has received the inheritance of a nation, its resources, its problems and even its inhabitants. Everything he has done in the last five years stems from the imperative not to lose this family possession, passed on to him by his brother.